Common carotid artery pseudoaneurysm after neck dissection: Colour Doppler ultrasound and multidetector computed tomography findings

N. Flor, F. Sardanelli, G. Ghilardi, A. Tentori, G. Franceschelli, G. Felisati, G. P. Cornalba

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Abstract

Common carotid artery pseudoaneurysm is a rare disease, which has been previously unreported in association with neck dissection. We describe the Doppler ultrasound and multidetector computed tomography (CT) findings of a case of carotid pseudoaneurysm, one month after pharyngolaryngectomy with bilateral neck dissection. Multidetector CT confirmed the diagnosis made on the basis of Doppler ultrasound; the high image quality of axial and three-dimensional reconstructions avoided the need for pre-operative conventional angiography. In the presence of a pulsatile cervical mass after neck surgery, pseudoaneurysm of the carotid artery should be included in the differential diagnosis, and multidetector CT can be the sole pre-operative diagnostic imaging modality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)497-500
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Laryngology and Otology
Volume121
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2007

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Carotid Artery Injuries
Doppler Ultrasonography
Neck Dissection
Multidetector Computed Tomography
Common Carotid Artery
Color
False Aneurysm
Diagnostic Imaging
Rare Diseases
Carotid Arteries
Angiography
Differential Diagnosis
Neck

Keywords

  • Colour Doppler Ultrasonography
  • Computed Tomography
  • False Aneurysm
  • Internal Carotid Artery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Common carotid artery pseudoaneurysm after neck dissection : Colour Doppler ultrasound and multidetector computed tomography findings. / Flor, N.; Sardanelli, F.; Ghilardi, G.; Tentori, A.; Franceschelli, G.; Felisati, G.; Cornalba, G. P.

In: Journal of Laryngology and Otology, Vol. 121, No. 5, 05.2007, p. 497-500.

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Flor, N. ; Sardanelli, F. ; Ghilardi, G. ; Tentori, A. ; Franceschelli, G. ; Felisati, G. ; Cornalba, G. P. / Common carotid artery pseudoaneurysm after neck dissection : Colour Doppler ultrasound and multidetector computed tomography findings. In: Journal of Laryngology and Otology. 2007 ; Vol. 121, No. 5. pp. 497-500.
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